IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

V. RESULTS OF REASONING

Absurdity.

[Antonyms: maxim.]

[Nouns] absurdity, absurdness; imbecility [more]; alogy, nonsense; paradox, inconsistency; stultiloquy, stultiloquence; nugacity.

blunder, muddle, bull; Irishism, Hibernicism; slipslop; anticlimax, bathos; sophism [more].

farce, galimathias, amphigouri, rhapsody; farrago (disorder) [more]; betise; extravagance, romance; sciamachy.

sell, pun, verbal quibble, macaronic.

jargon, fustian, twaddle (no meaning) [more]; exaggeration [more]; moonshine, stuff; mare's nest, quibble, self-delusion.

vagary, tomfoolery, mummery, monkey trick, boutade, escapade.

[Verbs] play the fool [more]; talk nonsense, parler a tort et a travess; battre la campagne; be absurd

[Adjectives] absurd, nonsensical, preposterous, egregious, senseless, inconsistent, ridiculous, extravagant, quibbling; self-annulling, self-contradictory; macaronic, punning.

foolish [more]; sophistical [more]; unmeaning [more]; without rhyme or reason; fantastic.

[Interjections] fiddlededee! pish! pho! "in the name of the Prophet--figs!" [Horace Smith].

[Phrases] credat Judaeus Apella [Horace]; tell it to the marines.

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